America's Pastime

I do as well, but not for the same reason you remember :slight_smile:

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this was always my favorite.

From 62-66 or so, I listened to the Dodger games every night either as I did my homework or as I lay in bed to fall asleep. You could pick up KFI in SLC after the sun went down. After Koufax retired I was not as devoted, but I remember listening to Drysdale’s scoreless inning streak in 68.

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Living in 1978 is kind of like BYU fans living in 1984. The pain of that one 1978 home run by an obscure journeyman player - known only for that homer - was erased in 2004. Four straight against the Bronx franchise to win the pennant (first time ever any team had done that after being down 3-0) and then four straight again to win the Series. The Bronx franchise’s luck against the Sox ended then, never to return. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Pretty neat, even though I’m the farthest thing from a NY fan. I can respect greatness when I see it.

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How does a Yankees fan change a light bulb? They don’t, they just sit around and talk about how good the old one was.

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I saw in the paper today that Al Kaline passed away yesterday. He may have been the most technically perfect right fielder ever, with proper consideration to Clemente of course. I have always remembered a perfect strike throw I saw him make to home one Saturday ML Game of the Week. It is impossible to do it better, only equaled. The man never played a day in the minors. RIP #6.

Al Kaline passes

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Watched that live from a hotel room in Wells, Nevada.

Don’t ask.

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When I was a kid, the Tigers were my favorite American league team because my uncle grew up in Detroit and I hated the Yankees. In 1961, the Tigers and Yankees were in a great pennant race. IIRC, the Tigers were a couple of games ahead. Kaline was having an MVP year. i was watching a game of the week (think it was against the Yankees) with my uncle in mid-June when Kaline dove for a fly ball and broke his collarbone. Out for the year, and the Tigers fell back. One of the great what-if’s. Will never forget it.

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He won a lot of golden gloves. Banged 399 home runs. A great one.

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I remember this vividly. Bases were loaded, 2 out, full count, series on the line, and Derek Lowe throws a nasty two-seamer to get the guy looking and clinch the series. One of my most fond baseball memories. Too bad Aaron Boone ruined everything that year.

Edit: Also notice how Lowe gives the A’s dugout the classic “triple H suck it” after striking that guy out. Lol!

“Derek Lowe is going to be paid back for that sign,” Tejada screamed hysterically through the clubhouse, shouting expletives. “My kid is in the stands. He’s going to pay.”

“Oakland general manager Billy Beane escorted the crying Tejada away.”

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That’s awesome.
Is that natural selection too?

I think you’ll appreciate this story.
Might have even been posted here before:

‘You’re the guy with the ball to the crotch’ – The inside story behind the funniest baseball card ever made

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I was in the stands for that game.

You know here’s a life lesson that one Boston fan learned the hard way… don’t mouth off in another team’s stadium, and especially don’t do it in Oakland. There was a group of Boston fans going ape ■■■■ taunting A’s fans, that didn’t end well.

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People still watch baseball?

We all knew that

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